YES! Magazine Nominated for General Excellence. Read All About It.
Sections
Home » Peace & Justice » Human Rights

Human Rights

Dignity and freedom for all.

The Right to Housing in Haiti The Right to Housing in Haiti
by Colette Lespinasse with Beverly Bell
With housing still inadequate more than 6 months after the earthquake, Haiti is witnessing the seeds of a people's movement to demand the human right to housing.
The Real Story of Racism at the USDA The Real Story of Racism at the USDA
by Chris Kromm
Years of discrimination from the USDA forced black farmers off their land.
People Without Homes, Homes Without People People Without Homes, Homes Without People
by Brooke Jarvis
In New York City, low-income people fighting for affordable housing are taking on the developers of vacant condo projects.
Hate Groups? Not in Our School Hate Groups? Not in Our School
When an anti-gay hate group decided to visit their school, the students of Gunn High drowned out their protest with a celebration of acceptance.
People We Love :: Myriam Merlet People We Love :: Myriam Merlet
by Ashlee Green
In memoriam: a Haitian feminist
The Better Angels of Our Nature The Better Angels of Our Nature
by Kety Esquivel
Arizona's new immigration law offers a choice between standing up for human rights or looking away while they're eroded. Which side will you be on?
By Any Means Necessary By Any Means Necessary
by Adrienne Maree Brown
Reflecting on Malcolm X's birthday: What if what's necessary is awe-inspiring, unconditional, militant love?
The 21st Century Civil Rights Movement The 21st Century Civil Rights Movement
by Kety Esquivel
Arizona's new immigration law has awakened a sleeping giant.
This Time, Equal Rights for All This Time, Equal Rights for All
by Sara Knight
LGBT people still aren't protected from workplace discrimination, but a bill under consideration could change that.
Trouble the Water :: Film Trailer Trouble the Water :: Film Trailer
Home footage of Hurricane Katrina from 9th Ward resident Kimberly Rivers Roberts goes beyond news coverage, revealing the voices that government kept silent.
Farmworkers Rally for Higher Pay and Canada Frees Up Foreign Aid Farmworkers Rally for Higher Pay and Canada Frees Up Foreign Aid
Canadian officials have announced plans to untie foreign aid by 2012–2013; Workers’ rights activists are taking on one of the largest supermarket chains in America, Florida-based Publix.
Healing Body and Heart, Cuban Style Healing Body and Heart, Cuban Style
by Beverly Bell and Tory Field
Cuban doctors and artists–on the ground in Haiti even before the earthquake–are helping survivors heal.
Immigrants on the Trail of Dreams Immigrants on the Trail of Dreams
Four undocumented students are walking from Miami to Washington, D.C., risking deportation to tell the stories of immigrants living in the shadows.
What Haitians Want from Americans (and What They Don't) What Haitians Want from Americans (and What They Don't)
by Beverly Bell
We asked Haitians in civil society organizations, on the streets, in buses, “What do you want from the U.S.? What help can Americans give Haiti?” Here are some of their answers.
Loving Day Celebrates Love that Knows No Racial Bounds Loving Day Celebrates Love that Knows No Racial Bounds
by Berit Anderson
Loving Day celebrates the ruling in Loving v. Virginia that made it illegal for a state to enforce laws banning interracial marriage.
Personal tools